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Success! Ester from Tanzania raised $966 to fund spinal surgery.

Ester
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  • $966 raised, $0 to go
$966
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$0
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Fully funded
Ester's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Ester post-operation

October 5, 2017

Ester underwent spinal surgery.

Ester is currently doing very well. She is no longer at risk for infection since the exposed part of her back is successfully closed. She is breastfeeding well and is healthy. The treatment reduced chance of infection and development of tethered cord syndrome.

Ester’s mother says, “I am grateful for this treatment, my daughter will now have a normal life. Thank you.”

Ester is currently doing very well. She is no longer at risk for infection since the exposed part of her back is successfully closed. She is...

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August 1, 2017

Ester is a one-month-old little girl from Tanzania. She has a twin sister named Anna who is doing very well. Ester’s mother stays at home with her and her siblings, and her father works as a farmer. Ester was born with a condition called spina bifida, which means that she has a developmental defect in her spinal cord, causing cerebro-spinal fluid to bulge from her lower back. This protrusion causes Ester to be vulnerable to infection and she regularly has a fever.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $966 to fund Ester’s treatment. This will be added to the $48 that her family has been able to raise. She is scheduled for surgery at our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, on August 2. After treatment, she will be able to grow and develop normally.

“Please help my child get better,” Ester’s father says. “She is a sweet little girl, and we now believe that she can be cured.”

Ester is a one-month-old little girl from Tanzania. She has a twin sister named Anna who is doing very well. Ester's mother stays at home wi...

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Ester's Timeline

  • August 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ester was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 2, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ester received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • October 5, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ester's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 5, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ester's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ester's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $966 for Ester's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Beatrice

Beatrice is a quiet lady in her early 50’s who has been blessed with six children, now ages 14-27. She runs a small grocery at the marketplace to provide for her family. Beatrice's husband doesn’t have a stable job. He does casual jobs across the village such as clearing bushes to meet the needs of his family. Beatrice and her family live in a two-bedroom house constructed with mud. They depend mostly on their daily jobs for food and save a little to pay school fees for their children and bills at the end of the month. A week ago, Beatrice sustained a left arm injury after fainting. Beatrice was brought to Kapsowar Hospital and an X-Ray was done which confirmed a fracture to her left humerus. Beatrice shared that she has a history of fainting and subsequently falling. Beatrice is in pain and she is unable to attend to her normal day-to-day things now. Beatrice is concerned that she can’t cook for her family or run her grocery business due to her injury. Beatrice had a cast applied about a week ago and was discharged to go home to look for funds for her surgery. A week later, Beatrice returned to the hospital with no hope of raising funds for her surgery. Their family is unable to raise the required amount with their low wages only able to afford daily needs like meals and clothing. Fortunately, our medical partner can help. On September 7th, Beatrice will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation procedure. Beatrice will no longer be in pain, she will be able to attend to her grocery business and take care of her family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $941 to fund this procedure. Beatrice says, “Life has never been the same since I broke my hand. I am worried about my children who need care every day. My hope is to get treated so that I can continue supporting my family.”

48% funded

48%funded
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